The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) and the Ministry of Education, Human Resource and Development (MEHRD) are pleased to invite secondary school students and teachers to provide their views on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation with the support of UNDP SECSIP (Strengthening the Electoral Cycle in the Solomon Islands Project).

We are looking forward to read the essays of the talented writers of Solomon Islands and to see the colourful artwork that no doubt will come out of this year’s competition. Prizes include laptop computers, smart phones and participation prizes.

If you are a secondary school student and/or a secondary school teacher and wish to participate, please visit the link below to find out the rules for this year’s competition:

Alternatively you can contact your school or SIEC, PH 21463 / 20149 or write to

This initiative is funded by the Government of Australia and the European Union.


The submission deadline is
28 February 2018 at 5.00 p.m.

Downloadable resources: